Culinary SOS: Jason's Deli's chicken chili

Culinary SOS: Jason's Deli's chicken chili
The chicken chili from Jason's Deli makes a hearty dish. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Dear SOS: I really enjoy your column. I would love to get the recipe for Jason's Deli's Southwest chicken chili. It's amazing!

Diana Davis


Via email

Dear Diana: Jason's Deli was happy to share its recipe, which we've adapted below.

Jason's Deli's chicken chili

1 hour. Makes 1 quart

1/4 cup diced onion, ¾-inch dice

1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/4 cup diced red bell pepper, ¼-inch dice

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 cup canned diced tomatoes


2 cups chicken broth

1 cup canned dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon diced jalapeño pepper, ¼-inch dice

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped cilantro

1 1/2 tablespoons diced canned green chile, 3/8-inch dice

3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

In a small saucepot, cook the onion in the oil over medium-low heat until translucent. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 more minute. Stir in the bell pepper, flour, salt, chili powder and cumin and continue to cook until the spices are aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, broth, beans, jalapeño, cilantro and green chile. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, add the chicken and continue to simmer, covered, until the chili is nicely thickened, about 20 minutes.


Calories 302

Protein 32 grams

Carbohydrates 20 grams

Fiber 5 grams

Fat 10 grams

Saturated fat 2 grams

Cholesterol 79 mg

Sugar 4 grams

Sodium 1,363 mg

NOTE: Adapted from Jason's Deli, which serves the chili with shredded cheddar cheese, red onion and blue corn chips.